Vice-President Joe Biden told a crowd of AFL-CIO supporters in Cincinnati today that “you are the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates.”
One of the older definitions of “barbarian” is a non-Greek. During the Renaissance, it was used by Italians to mean anyone who wasn’t an Italian. Given the state of the economies of Greece and Italy, I am proud to be a barbarian. Unfortunately, given the actions of the Obama Administration since January 2009, I think they would be happy if we were to adopt the failed economic policies of both countries.